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Carl Demeulenaere
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


Enter your DAMNED statement below. Please note that only text is allowed (no HTML). We prefer that your statement relates to your views of and/or experiences with being a part of DAMNED. Feel free to share any thoughts of attending the DAMNED events, the DAMNED friendships you may have created and and/or how DAMNED may have affected you as an artist.

I’ve enjoyed being a part of this underground gathering of people celebrating the “DAMNED” shows. This work, one of my charms, was exhibited in 2018. In reference to the artwork submitted here, I have also referred to Charm #61 as “Gravitas.” Here, I’ve been influenced by the rich Baroque tradition of vanitas painting, using varied symbols, such as the human skull, to remind us of the passage of time and imminent death. I find that the City often has difficulty in examining such grim subject matter, but we are all mere mortals—let us face that fact! I’ve written a poem that follows. “An inescapable inscape, / An irretrievable past, / Irreconciliation / With neither rest nor repast— / A redoubtable remnant / Of a shadow long cast; / Let this be my last lament: / A Presence has passed.”


Submit up to 3 images of exhibited artwork below. NOTE: All uploaded images MUST have been exhibited at DAMNED.

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Charm #61, "Gravitas"
Medium 1
metal charm, acrylic painting, Swarovski crystals, 2018
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